Serving the Parishes of
Tangipahoa Parish
Livingston Parish
St. Helena Parish
St. Tammany Parish
Washington Parish

47257 River Rd
Hammond LA 70401
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1968
Hammond LA 70404
Phone: (985) 345-1171
Fax: (985) 542-9878


Increasing the capacity of families to effectively care for their children.



The mission of the New Horizons Youth Service Bureau is to improve physical and emotional well-being of the children, youth and families of the Florida Parishes, and to increase the capacity of families to effectively care for their children.

Five programs are offered at the Youth Service Bureau. 

 Each program is designed to help children and families overcome difficult situations, and offers one or more of the following services:

  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Family Preservation
  • Corporate Drug Screening
  • Private Drug Screening
  • Parenting Education
  • In-Home Family Therapy
  • Multisystemic Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Behavior Therapy

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Goals of the Youth Service Bureau:

To serve as a resource center for children, youth and families, to furnish referrals and intervention services in the Florida Parishes, and to provide services through direct contact with youth and families

To advocate the causes and concerns of children, youth and families

To help families remain together by promoting unity and independence of the family in problem-solving, and to support the family as the primary caretaker of their children

To help children and youth remain in their homes, if possible, or to return to their homes at the earliest feasible date, so they can continue to thrive and grow into productive citizens

”A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove---but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”       --Unknown


New Horizons Youth Service Bureau is proud to announce it has become an accredited agency, with all of its programs receiving official recognition for conformity to the highest quality service standards and best practices.  After undergoing a year of preparation and a rigorous peer review process through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), New Horizons demonstrated to a team of surveyors during a two-day site visit that its programs and services are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality. 

CARF International is an independent nonprofit accreditor of health and human services which provides accreditation services and support to health and human services programs.  It provides internationally recognized standards for service delivery, consultation and advice to human service organizations to help improve and ensure their service quality.

The accreditation awarded to New Horizons Youth Service Bureau is proof that its programs provide services that are of the highest quality, and are beneficial to the persons served and to the community.  Accreditation also demonstrates that the agency is financially viable and has made a specific commitment to put the needs of its clients first, to provide the best possible quality of care, to value the input of the clients, to be accountable to the community, and to respect the rights and individuality of each individual, child and family it serves.

New Horizons Youth Service Bureau is a nonprofit agency which has been providing therapy services to children, youth and their families for 37 years.  It offers three programs, a walk-in Counseling Center and two home-based family therapy programs, Homebuilders and Multisystemic Therapy (MST).  Services are available through Medicaid, sliding scale fees, and most insurance policies.  All three programs are evidence-based services with impressive success rates.

A United Way Partner agency, New Horizons Youth Service Bureau now has CARF accreditation to add to its credits.  For more information about New Horizons services or to schedule an appointment, call (985) 345-1171, or come visit the agency at 47257 River Rd, Hammond, LA.